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Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

3 hours 42 min ago

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

5 hours 18 min ago

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

5 hours 47 min ago

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

7 hours 47 min ago

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.

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Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

12 hours 21 min ago

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?

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Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

July 22, 2014 - 5:08pm

What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.

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Thousands Of Migrating Birds Take Their Layover In A Texas Parking Lot

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

For one month every summer, hundreds of thousands of purple martins stop by an abandoned shopping mall parking lot in Austin, Texas, on their way to the Amazon Basin. Reporter Luke Quinton visited this year's roosting and offers a glimpse of the phenomenon.

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Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

July 22, 2014 - 3:31pm

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

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What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

July 22, 2014 - 1:55pm

This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet

July 22, 2014 - 4:44am

The Rosetta spacecraft hibernated for 31 months while its orbit took it too far away from the sun for its solar arrays to keep it operational. It's ready for a rendezvous with a comet Aug. 6.

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Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

July 22, 2014 - 4:44am

Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.

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Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

July 20, 2014 - 5:31pm

Florida native Lauren Arrington discovered that invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, could survive in nearly fresh water. The 12-year-old's experiment blew away professional scientists.

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45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

July 20, 2014 - 12:40pm

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind's first journey to another world.

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

July 20, 2014 - 11:03am

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.

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With Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Loss For AIDS Research

July 19, 2014 - 5:05pm

A number of scientists and others members of the AIDS research community died in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with journalist and editor in chief of HIV Plus magazine Diane Anderson-Minshall about the loss.

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400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

July 19, 2014 - 10:28am

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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In Tracking Bats, It Helps To Find Them Adorable

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Julia Hoeh is a bat tracker. For $350 a week plus basic housing in rural Tennessee, she stays up long after midnight to affix radio trackers to bats and collect samples of their DNA.

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People Share Moon Landing Memories On YouTube Channel

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can share memories from the historic day.

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What It Takes To Be A Champion

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

TED Radio Host Guy Raz speaks with science writer and Sports Illustrated contributor David Epstein about why athletes are getting faster and stronger every year.

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A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet

July 18, 2014 - 4:05pm

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had been carrying several researchers and activists on their way to a global AIDS conference in Australia. Among them was Dr. Joep Lange, a leading researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society. He was a giant in the field and a mentor to many.

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